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Billings Area

Blackfeet Tribe

The Blackfeet Tribe's Domestic Violence Prevention Program will promote domestic violence prevention education for teens and will address the community from three aspects: culture, trauma and wellness. Culturally appropriate practices will be integrated with the promotion of the social and emotional well-being of Native teens in regard to dating violence, peer pressure, bullying, violence, and respect. This project will provide educational tools and preventative resources to youth on the Blackfeet Reservation needed to thrive in healthy relationships with their parents, peers and themselves.

Chippewa Cree Tribe

The Chippewa Cree Tribe Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative will serve the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation of Montana by: 1) advocating for community members who experience domestic and sexual violence; 2) provide unconditional and confidential advocacy services and support to victims during their time of crisis in a holistic, cultural, safe, and healthy environment; 3) provide access to training for service providers to optimize their response to domestic and sexual violence incidents; and 4) provide awareness and prevention activities about the traumatic and long lasting effects of domestic and sexual violence on the community.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Behavioral Health Program will address domestic and sexual violence prevention, intervention, and postvention in their new project. The program intends to use the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy and is intended to change the social culture of the invisibility that seems attached to domestic and sexual violence. They also plan to integrate culturally appropriate practices that address domestic and sexual violence prevention, healing from trauma, and strengthening families. These practices include Equine Assisted Therapy and developing a mechanism to refer and connect individuals to traditional ceremony leaders. They will continue to offer individual treatment; however group interventions will be investigated and offered to increase services.

Crow Tribe

The Crow Tribe’s "Crow Strong Spirits" program will support victims of domestic violence through creating and implementing educational awareness activities that foster a coordinated response in community members. Their challenge in to deal with domestic violence with zero tolerance while emphasizing that relationships can last through healthy communication and respect.